This week on Katt Watch: Katt Williams is facing charges for his March 23 scuffle with a teenager. WSBTV reported earlier this week that the comedian is being charged with disorderly conduct and violating the terms of his bond from his previous charges, which means he will have to turn himself in to police.
Last week, Williams was in his hometown of Gainesville, Georgia when he made an impromptu appearance at a pickup soccer game. Things were going well at first, with Williams darting around the field with some local kids and apparently handing out hundreds of dollars to strangers in the crowd that had gathered to watch the game.
In an extended video from that day, Williams can be seen exchanging words with 17 year old Luke Wash during the game. Wash seems to be the aggressor in the situation, yelling after Williams as he tries to ignore the teen and continue playing. At one point, Williams walks off the field to avoid the situation, but Wash, along with a giddy crowd, follows him. Williams sits down against a brick building, attempting to rest and deescalate the situation. He is told by someone (presumably Wash) off camera to “stand up,” to which he responds “make me.” The two exchange insults, and Williams eventually stands up. Wash gets up in Williams’ face, and after a few more verbal jabs, Williams hits Wash with a quick right hand to the face. The crowd backs up as the two begin to wrestle, and Wash brings Williams to the ground and puts him in a chokehold. They struggle for a few more seconds before members of the crowd step in to break it up.
While this is one of many physical altercations and legal battles that Williams has been involved in throughout the past few weeks, this situation differs from the others in that Williams does not seem to be the aggressor here. While he did throw the first punch, it seems abundantly clear that up until that point, he was actively trying to avoid a confrontation. That’s about the most positive thing one could say about Williams as of late.
Captain Kevin Holbroke of the Gainesville police had this to say about the situation: “They both played roles in this altercation. They both should have known. You’d think Mr. Williams, (a person) of his age, would know better than to pick a fight with a 17-year-old, but they both played active roles in this case.”
“You’d think Mr. Williams, (a person) of his age, would know better than to pick a fight with a 17-year-old.” Well, Mr. Holbroke, you clearly don’t know Katt Williams.